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VARIABLES: Exit Slip Scientists manipulate variables in investigations. These variables are called the independent variable and the dependent variable. The independent variable is the variable the scientist controls. The dependent variable is the variable that is measured or calculated. The dependent variable depends on the independent variable. Identify the independent and dependent variables in each problem question below. 1. How does the temperature of the room affect the melting speed of ice? Ind: ____________________________________________________________ Dep:____________________________________________________________ 2. How does the height of a baseball affect the speed of the batter’s swing? Ind: ____________________________________________________________ Dep:____________________________________________________________ VARIABLES: Exit Slip Scientists manipulate variables in investigations. These variables are called the independent variable and the dependent variable. The independent variable is the variable the scientist controls. The dependent variable is the variable that is measured or calculated. The dependent variable depends on the independent variable. Identify the independent and dependent variables in each problem question below. 3. How does the temperature of the room affect the melting speed of ice? Ind: ____________________________________________________________ Dep:____________________________________________________________ 4. How does the height of a baseball affect the speed of the batter’s swing? Ind: ____________________________________________________________ Dep:____________________________________________________________